Ken's CV

KEN ROHT           opcircus@mac.com         323-308-9493

Producer/Director/Writer/Choreographer

ORANGE STAR DINNER SHOW, Limited AEA Showcase Production 3-Legged Dog, NYC
PERFECT COWBOY, an Alternative Family feature film
World Premiere at OUTFEST Film Festival/Breaking Glass Pictures

MISS JULIE(N), Music Theater adaptation of Strindberg classic
MorYork Gallery, Los Angeles
99c ONLY SAME-O, AN ELECTRIC BALLAD, Holiday Collage Theater Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles
PERMISSIBLE UNION, One act opera, LA Dept Cultural Affairs COLA grant Grand Performances, Los Angeles
99c ONLY CALENDAR GIRL COMPETITION, Holiday Extravaganza
Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles
GUY/KEN, MEDIA MASH-UP, A media fusion with filmmaker Guy Maddin Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles
PAGEANT OF THE SEASONS, Holiday Extravaganza
Evidence Room, Los Angeles
ORANGE STAR DINNER SHOW, THE MOVIE
Orphean Circus Productions, Los Angeles
ORANGE STAR DINNER SHOW, Holiday Extravaganza
Evidence Room, Los Angeles
JONI MITCHELL'S "SONG TO A SEAGULL", Tribute Concert / Fundraiser Evidence Room, and Renaissance Arts Academy, Eagle Rock
BOOTLEG Video Short, Orphean Circus Productions, Los Angeles
Heart Project, Los Angeles
PEACE SQUAD GOES 99, Holiday Extravaganza
Evidence Room, Los Angeles
LAST RESORT, Staged Opera Workshop
REDCAT, Los Angeles
GROWING WITH GHOSTS, Site-specific Theatrical Installation
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
TRIBE, Theater for Young Audiences L.A. Future Projects - Edgefest
24th Street Theater, Los Angeles
SPLENDOR, 99 CENT ONLY WONDERAMA, Holiday Extravaganza
Evidence Room, Los Angeles
HE POUNCES, Progressive Music Theater
Evidence Room, Los Angeles
99¢ ONLY WORLD OF BARGAIN ENTERTAINMENT, Holiday Extravaganza Dance Extravaganza, Evidence Room, Los Angeles
MANKILLER Musical Commissioned by Audrey Skirball-Kenis Theater Projects Actors Gang, Los Angeles
ORPHEAN CIRCUS, Rock Theater Buena Park Civic Theater
Various Los Angeles locations
BIG, BIG CHRISTMAS WINNERS!, Site Specific Musical
Commissioned by the Buena Park Mall, Buena Park, CA
KEN AND THE MERRY KENDALLS, Rock Theater, Whirligig Music Festival Ivy Substation, Los Angeles
LARRY SWELL’S BIG BANG, Progressive Music Theater,
Los Angeles Theater Center, Los Angeles
AN ENJOYABLE EVENING WITH THREE SPECIAL GIRLS
Performance Art / Cabaret, Los Angeles Venues 
SOLOMON'S LANDING Dinner Theater, Catalina Island, Los Angeles

Director/Choreographer
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ICELAND, Folk opera by O-Lan Jones and Emmett Tinley
John Anson Ford Amphitheater, Los Angeles
THE BEHAVIOR OF BROADUS (co-directed/choreo) Musical Theater Sacred Fools, Los Angeles (Ovation Awards-Best Music and Book)** 
DUKE ELLINGTON’S QUEENIE PIE (also adapted), Music Theater
Long Beach Opera/Chicago Opera Theater
BREASTS OF TIRESIAS/TEARS OF A KNIFE, Surrealist One-Act Operas Long Beach Opera, Long Beach, CA
THE BLOODY INDULGENT (also wrote), Low budget feature film starring Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson, Los Angeles
THE GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK, Czech Opera
Long Beach Opera, Long Beach, CA
DARK ROOT OF THE DREAM (also co-wrote), A Gypsy Rock Musical
w/ Donovan Leitch, Largo at the Cornonet, Los Angeles
DODOBIRDIE, Original Student Play
Occidental College New Play Festival, Los Angeles
BARK! THE MUSICAL Musical theater revue
Theatre Memphis, Tennessee
OOPS I DID BUFFALO BILL, Music video for Rob Kendt
Brooklyn, New York
OFFENBACH!!! An Evening of Offenbach Operettas, Summerscape
Bard Summerscape Festival, New York
ECHO'S HAMMER (also wrote/choreographed), Progressive Music Theater Boston Court Theater, Pasadena
ORPHEAN CIRCUS RETROSPECTIVE PAH-TAY (also wrote)
Theatrical Concert, Evidence Room, Los Angeles
BAD BAND AND THE FAIRY PEOPLE (also co-wrote), Student-Generated Play L.A. Leadership Academy, Los Angeles
ROYAL PAIN (also co-wrote), Student-Generated Play
L.A. Leadership Academy, Los Angeles
TEMPLE OF RA, Snake Dance Extravaganza,
Sowden House (F.L. Wright Jr. landmark), Los Angeles
IMPERIALIST AT THE CLUB CAVE CANUM* (also co-wrote, w/Chuck Mee) Evidence Room, Los Angeles
1ST ANNUAL QUEEN OF SILVERLAKE PAGEANT, Beauty Pageant
Sponsored by the Silverlake Chamber of Commerce
ANGEL’S LADIES (co-director), Video/Film Documentary about a Nevada brothel Kitchen Productions, Los Angeles
THE BIRDS (also conceived), Musical Adaptation of the Aristaphones
Theater of NOTE, Los Angeles
GUYS AND DOLLS (directed only), Musical Theater
Buena Park Civic Theater, Buena Park, CA
ROUGHHOUSE SMASHAROO, Cabaret-Betty Hutton Revue
Rose’s Turn, New York City
ECHO’S HAMMER (also wrote), Workshop, Progressive Music Theater
Audrey Skirball Kenis Common Ground Festival, Los Angeles
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, Progressive Adaptation
Wilson High School, Long Beach
7 SEALS AND A RIDING MONKEY* (also wrote), Progressive Music Theater, Playwrights Arena, Los Angele
LARRY SWELL’S SCHOOL OF DANCE (also wrote), Two Video episodes
TSG Productions/Century Cable, Los Angeles


Choreographer

WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD, Sheila Callaghan play
Kirk Douglas Theater, LA, Dir. Neel Keller  
BENT, Martin Sherman play
Mark Taper Forum/Dir. Moises Kaufman
MOSES IN EGYPT, Rossini opera
New York City Opera/ Dir. Michael Counts
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC “360”, Staged concert
Park Avenue Armory, NYC/ Dir. Michael Counts
VERY MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, IOWA, Adaptation of Shakespeare Oregon Shakespeare Festival/ Dir. Christopher Liam Moore
AMERICAN NIGHT, Culture Clash w/Oregon Shakespeare Festival
La Jolla Playhouse and Kirk Douglas Theaters/ Dir. Jo Bonney
VERDI’S MACBETH, Opera, Boston Lyric Opera
Shubert Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts/ Dir. David Schweizer 

AMERICAN NIGHT, Culture Clash w/w/Oregon Shakespeare Festival Denver Center Theater Company/ Dir. Sam Woodhouse
DIE LIEBE DER DANAE, Strauss Opera,
Bard Summerscape Festival, New York/ Dir. Kevin Newbury
THE SHAGGS, Philosophy of the World, Off-Broadway
Playwrights Horizons, NY/ Dir. John Langs
MONODRAMAS, Progressive Opera,
New York City Opera/ Dir. Michael Counts
IMAGINARY INVALID, Adapted Moliere Farce
Oregon Shakespeare Festival,Great Lakes Theater Fest./ Dir. Tracy Young 

MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM, Shakespeare play
South Coast Reparatory/ Dir. Mark Rucker
AMERICAN NIGHT, Culture Clash w/ Oregon Shakespeare Festival Oregon Shakespeare Festival/ Dir. Jo Bonney
bobrauschenbergamerica, Chuck Mee play, SpyAnts Company
Dir. Bart DeLorenzo
PROJECT WONDERLAND, Progressive music theater piece
Bootleg Theater/ Dir. Robert Prior
JAMIE CULLUM MUSIC VIDEO, “Wheels”, Pulse Films-London
Minneapolis, Minnesota/ Dir. Marc Silver and EMMA 
PEACE, Culture Clash adaptation of Aristophanes Getty Villa, Los Angeles/ Dir. Bill Rauch
RUDE AWAKENING, A short film,
Los Angeles/ Dir. Max Faugno and Charley Allen 
HANGIN' OUT, A Naked Revue,
Macha Theater/ Dir. Robert Schrock
LUNIK MUSIC VIDEO, Lodger Films
Los Angeles/ Dir. Adam Egypt Mortimer
SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, Commedia-based adaptation
Oregon Shakespeare Festival/ Dir. Tracy Young
HELLO KITTY MUSIC VIDEO, for Sanrio Company, Lodger Films
Los Angeles/ Dir. Rob Schroeder
IF YOU ASKED ME, music video for Meaghan Smith (Sire Records), Lodger Films Los Angeles/ Dir. Adam Egypt Mortimer
POWER OF ATTRACTION, music video for Natalia Lesz, Lodger Films
Dir. Adam Egypt Mortimer
COMPLETE VICTROLA SESSIONS, Silent Dance Film
New York City/ Dir. Winsome Brown
ORPHEUS AND EURIDICE, Opera by Ricky Ian Gordon
Long Beach Opera, CA/ Dir. Andreas Mitisek
MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM (also co-composed)
Oregon Shakespeare Festival/ Dir. Mark Rucker
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Sondheim musical,
South Coast Reparatory, Costa Mesa CA/ Dir. Stefan Novinski 

ON THE RAZZLE, Tom Stoppard play,
Oregon Shakespeare Festival/ Dir. Laird Williamson
TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA, Shakespeare Play
Oregon Shakespeare Festival/ Dir. Bill Rauch

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Pop-rock Musical, Starring Donovan Leitch 
The Roxy, Los Angeles, Dir. Joe Witt
SEMELE, a Hayden Opera
Long Beach Opera/ Dir. Isabel Milenski

HABEAS CORPUS, an English Farce by Alan Bennett 
South Coast Reparatory, CA/Dir. Bill Rauch
STONES IN HIS POCKETS, A Play
Mark Taper Forum/ Dir. Neel Keller

THE SHAGGS, PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD, A Musical Lookingglass Theater, 
Chicago/ Dir. John Langs
THE SHAGGS, PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD, A Musical Inside the Ford, 
Los Angeles, Dir. John Langs
LA PERICHOLE, opera by Offenbach
Long Beach Opera, CA/ Dir. David Schweizer
BODY OF FAITH, by Luis Alfaro and the LGBT Community
Cornerstone Theater/ Dir. Chris Moore
A BOOK HIDES ON EARTH, Play with Music by At-Risk youth
Evidence Room/ Dir. Jose Davis
SONGS OF JOY AND DESTITUTION, by Chuck Mee
Open Fist Theater, LA/ Dir. Matt Wilder
TROJAN WOMEN, Chuck Mee play
California Institute of the Arts/ Dir. Matt Wilder
PINAFORE, Adaptation of HMS Pinafore,
Ford Amphitheater, Los Angeles/ Dir. Mark Savage
SO LONG AGO I CAN’T REMEMBER, Progressive Dance Theater
Gale Gates et al. Brooklyn, New York/ Dir. Michael Counts
PETER PAN, with the Community of Cleveland,
Cornerstone @ Ohio State Theater/ Dir. Bill Rauch
STEPS IN TIME, Musical Revue
Hyperion Theater, Disney’s California Adventures, Anaheim CA/ Dir. Damian Grey 

THE BERLIN CIRCLE, Chuck Mee play
Evidence Room. Los Angeles/ Dir. Bart DeLorenzo
LISTEN TO ME, Gertrude Stein play
California Institute of the Arts/ Dir. Michael Counts
BROADWAY, A Play
Actors Gang, Los Angeles/ Dir. David Schweizer
HARRY THAW HATES EVERYBODY,
Indecent Exposure@ LATC/ Dir. Laural Meade
CLUB TERMINA, Indecent Exposure Theater Company
Los Angeles Theater Center/ Dir. Laural Meade
LEOPOLD & LOEB: A G.D. LAUGH RIOT, Indecent Exposure Theater Company Los Angeles Theater Center/ Dir. Laural Meade
QUOTATIONS FROM A RUINED CITY, Experimental Theater
L.A. Festival, New York City and European/ Dir. Reza Abdoh

KEN ROHT, PERFORMER HIGHLIGHTS: (performer resume upon request)
Performed with Reza Abdoh’s company Dar a Luz for seven years
Sang tenor lead in opera for MacArthur genius/ electronics pioneer John Eaton w/NYCO singers Performed a lead role in a rock opera with Grace Jones and Billy Zane
Solo performer in two video projects for Bill Viola
Featured in abstract artist Paul McCarthy’s “Caribbean Pirates” installation
Starred with a live alligator in a System of a Down music video


TRAINING
ACTING:
Sam Christensen, Gloria Molina, Dr. Keith Fowler, Pamela Gordon 
VOICE: James Partridge, Fredric Myrow, Jim Berenholtz
SONG AND DANCE: The Young Americans, UC Irvine


Special Skills
Singer: High Tenor to Baritone (3 octave) Modern Opera, Songwriter/ Cabaret & World Tours/Solo Recording Artist @ Skywalker Studios/Back-Up Singer w/Capital Records/Choreographer/Dancer/Creepy Characters

GRANTS
Plum Foundation
Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, COLA grant Good Works Foundation
Audrey Skirball-Kenis Theater Projects, $45, 000 TIME grant Cultural Innovations
C.A.D.
Durfee Foundation
L.A. Future Projects
Flintridge Foundation
Dance Theater Workshop
California Arts Council grants


MASTER CLASSES, Lecturer/Teacher/Director
Brentwood School, Los Angeles
University of South Dakota
Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
CSU Summer Arts, Cal State Fresno
Occidental College, Los Angeles
Cal State Northridge
University of Oregon, Eugene
Cal State Los Angeles
Wichita State University
The Heart Project, high school
LA Leadership Academy, middle school
Renaissance Arts, Eagle Rock, CA, middle school 

Spaufford Detention Center, Brooklyn NY, high school

AWARDS (see above)
* Backstage West/Dramalogue Award ** LA Weekly Award
MOST TALENTED in high school!


PUBLICATIONS
Los Angeles Times, November 2010 American Theater Magazine, October 2007 LA Stage, May/June 2005
Lifestyles Magazine, 2004
Los Angeles Times, March 2004 Backstage West, January 2002
... and countless reviews


MORE INFO
Producing Artistic Director, Orphean Circus (since 1990)
Panelist: Community Arts Resources (CARS) Arts Congress
Panelist: Durfee ARC Review
Choreographer/Performer – Reza Abdoh’s Dar a Luz (1988-1994) 

Member: Evidence Room Theater Company, Lincoln Center Directors Lab Alumni 
Young Americans (1980-1987)
Professional Music Supervisor for video and film
Professional Actor, Singer and Dancer (resume upon request)






























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1 comment:

  1. Hope this place turns out good. It’s great that the venues in Atlanta offers services such as catering, lighting, tables and chairs, table linen and parking. I am here to choose location for my event, glad to know that they do not put any restrictions regarding music played.

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